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Company: SAIC
Location: Washington, DC
Career Level: Director
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



Join SAIC's team in assisting the Federal Health agencies, such as Veteran Affairs (VA), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Federal Drug Administration (FDA), implement an integrated systems program.  SAIC is supporting health systems and facilities to deliver a single modernized technology platform.  The team will transition existing systems, and implement proposed applications while maintaining the IT services supporting a large number of health services personnel.  This is a contingent position located in the National Capital Region of Washington DC.

The Chief Security Architect is responsible for the Information Security Management and Risk Management practices, including the On-Going Program of Security Planning.  This role coordinates cyber security and risk management activities across the Integrated Service Providers, including adherence to security policies and compliance.

The Chief Security Architect leads subordinate management and/or experienced Information Security Management and Risk Management personnel to transform the customer environment into a more secure operating environment.  

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that cyber defense protections are adequate and effective.
  • Create security documentation packages, system security plans, and similar collateral materials.
  • Provide recommendations and analysis of strategic improvements based on the latest trends and technologies.
  • Maintain system baselines and configuration management items, including security event monitoring policies in a manner determined and agreed to by the program.
  • Identify and assess security risks associated with the delivery of Integrated Services
  • Recommend continuous improvements.
  • Provide analysis and routine reports based on security vulnerability and risk assessments.  
  • Develop and maintain strategic visions and future states of the customer security architecture and associated operational procedures to guide the cybersecurity activities
  • Create a Plan of Actions and Milestones detailing the plan to remediate or mitigate risks within the timeframe established by Government or the Customer. 
  • Conduct formal meetings with third parties to review their progress in addressing identified risks. 
  • Coordinate Risk Management activities with the practice for Monitoring and Event Management to detect risks and emerging trends. 
  • Develop and maintain a continuous Cyber Security Plan that complies with Government policies and rules 
  • CONUS/OCONUS travel up to 10% of the time may be required.





  • Previous experience in VA, DHA, and/or FDA strongly preferred
  • Experience with securing an IT environment both CONUS/OCONUS.
  • Previous experience managing an ATO process.
  • Experience managing Information Security Management and/or Risk Management practices and processes.
  • Familiarity with MSI and SIAM operations 
  • Familiarity with IT Service Management toolsets such as ServiceNow and Remedy
  • Experience leading large potentially geographically dispersed teams in a matrixed management structure
  • Leadership experience with diverse, multi-domain, distributed teams and multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex IT infrastructure and developing scalable enterprise technology strategies across multiple platforms
  • Experience with performance data analysis of ITIL processes
  • Must have Secret clearance.
  • Must be a US Citizen.


  • Bachelors and twelve (12) years or more experience; Masters and ten (10) years or more experience


  • ITIL 4 Foundations (or ability to obtain in first month) required
  • CISSP certification required
  • CISM certification preferred

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